Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sad News: Oak Trees in Houston's Upper Kirby District are chopped down

My favorite trees in the city (North Blvd. in the Museum District) Fortunately, these were not torn down.

I think I've made my love of oak trees pretty clear through some of my previous posts. They are so majestic and beautiful. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing and do they add character, they are important for the environment. You can imagine my sadness and disappointment when I read this morning's news.

Image via Flickr member J-A-X

8 comments:

Tara said...

I cannot believe that! I used to work for MFAH and loved seeing all those trees canopied over Binz and Bissonet and Montrose.

Ok, now that I've read the article, I see they're not cutting down any of those trees. That's good but still...leave it to Houston to cut down all it's gorgeous trees and tear down whatever few historical buildings it has left (ahem, River Oaks Theatre). Ugh. No concern for its history...that's Houston

Paloma said...

It's a crime, really, Tara. I love Houston, I really do, but this city has absolutely no regard for its history. What little historic character is left is ultimately destroyed. Hopefully, someday Houston will learn to embrace its past like NYC, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, etc.

Cote de Texas said...

Do you read www.swamplot.com?
he wrote about this. you should check out his blog - he runs a fun contest every Tuesday.

Joni

I am Trish Marie said...

That makes me sick. When one thinks of that area, I am pretty sure the oak tress are one of the main images in his or her head. I am with you on Houston doing a bad job of preservation.

pinkstilettos said...

Oh, How come? Why did they get torn down? They are so beautiful! Daisy~

Paloma said...

They are getting torn down to make room for the expansion of the road.

Alexandra McGuffey said...

I just wanted to tell you that I did a google image search for beautiful places in the Museum District area, and this picture was my inspiration to find this street for my bridal portraits! I took them this past weekend. Thank you!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tahnijoy/5009160470/in/set-72157624873180853/

Engineered Stone said...

Well a great ealk down memory lane. Thanks for sharing.